US Air Force Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. Intelligence Analysis

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - C-130 Crew Chief
    Current Employee - C-130 Crew Chief

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, travel, meet new people, training for free

    Cons

    some of the downsides of being in the Air Force are that you may have to deploy frequently, work crazy hours, cannot quit, have many different rules that apply to you.

    Advice to Management

    Management should have more continuity, some of the biggest problems are that management is always changing and noone ever has a firm grasp of the mission.


  2. Security Forces-3P0X1

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Military Working Dog Handler in Grand Forks, ND
    Former Employee - Military Working Dog Handler in Grand Forks, ND

    I worked at US Air Force

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Steady pay, paid time off, 10% military discount in most places...

    Cons

    Very long hours, not paid for overtime, you can be stationed wherever they need you and be stuck there for a very long time away from family, you get treated like a second class citizen when you first come in to the Air Force in Security Forces....takes awhile to earn your way up especially if you aren't good at testing.

    Advice to Management

    Quit treating subordinates like they aren't worth anything. Don't forget where you came from. Just because people join them military doesn't mean they have lost their humanity.


  3. Going down hill

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Air Force (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Secure income, good benefits, travel and education

    Cons

    poor communication, awful support personnel, unable to make plans.


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  5. Security forces

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Antonio, TX
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at US Air Force as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The experience the benefits to protect your country you can travel all over the world people look up to you and respect you

    Cons

    A lot of hours are put in. Always away from your family rank is always thrown around in your face


  6. Good place to start

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Officer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Officer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to learn about large processes and leadership. Excellent place to learn about yourself and figure out your strengths and weaknesses.

    Cons

    lack of flexibility and innovation. Culture is artificial and positive relationships are not as prevalent as they should be

    Advice to Management

    Making some good improvements with revised evaluation process and more social media to spread the word about new initiatives. We need to focus on putting people in the right AFSCs beyond the ASVAB. Also, we need to encourage innovation from day 1 (BMT) not have a 2 week campaign telling everyone to be innovative.


  7. Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Air Force

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Provides all someone needs to start a career and a life. Job training, health benefits, housing, food allowance, life insurance, job advancement and job placement.

    Cons

    Lazy workers, selfish bosses, limited opportunities into management, poor management training, etc

    Advice to Management

    Lines into management (officer commissioning) should be limited to prior enlisted only.


  8. Contracts

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Steady and busy; decent environment

    Cons

    No money for customers to put on contracts

    Advice to Management

    update the way you do business and mandatory procedures to keep up with current funding issues


  9. ICBM Missile Facilities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - 2m0x3 in Minot AFB, ND
    Current Employee - 2m0x3 in Minot AFB, ND

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great education and life skills

    Cons

    High stress environment, too many little tin gods, feel stuck and like a slave.

    Advice to Management

    move into the 21st century. dont treat your pepole like slaves.


  10. Not going in the right direction.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Education benefits EO-oriented promotions Potential to see the world Standardized structure; makes it easier to relocate.

    Cons

    Current military strategy is putting more and more work on fewer and fewer people. While less political than the civilian sector, good positions within an organization can go to friends rather than qualified individuals. Does not lend well to long-term life planning when that involves retraining (changing core duty title), commissioning, or separating to civilian life.

    Advice to Management

    While its easy to have your 'Plan A', make it easier to have a 'Plan B', 'Plan C', etc. that are not all mutually exclusive. I wanted to retrain if I could not commission, but when you try for both simultaneously, retraining trumps commissioning if the timing isn't 'exactly' right.


  11. Program Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retired Officer in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Retired Officer in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at US Air Force (More than 10 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Constant work. Working with cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Long hours, deployments, and some time away from family and loved ones.

    Advice to Management

    Never count out an employee even if they were a bit overweight. You never know, they might have medical issues



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